I went to a Corvette Club meeting with my parents last night and there is a member with a '69...he has put an 18,000 dollar motor in it (with a little over 700 hp). i guess u could say the guy is CRAZY!!! he is always spinnin the tires and fish tailing and all that. but anyways...it was the first time i had seen the car and we were all leavin to go eat dinner and i asked to ride with him (parents weren't all for it though, like i said...hes crazy!) but i got to ride with him. he took it easy and about 1.5 miles from where the meeting was held, there were was railroad crossings, once we passed that, he let it go! spinning and fish tailing like crazy! i had a smile from ear to ear. I LOVED IT! best time i have had in a LONG time! i love these cars! just thought i'd share the story with you all!